Every week there are a few fishermen and paddlers enjoying the above average temperatures.
We have yet to have a hard frost, at least at our part of the lake, and we are well past the average first frost date of September 21 (according to the Farmer's Almanac). Areas close to the lake will tend to be warmer in the fall due to the moderating affects of the warm water, but almost a month beyond average is pretty nice.
The foliage in the Lakes Region has moved from the bright reds and oranges of the maples, to the yellow and burnt oranges of the beech and oaks. Their colors are not as vivid, but they still warm the soul with reminders of summer's warmth, especially when the late afternoon and early morning sun shines on them.
|Old Stanton Road|
In the wind today the leaves were falling off the trees in droves, so the end is coming - in some areas they are already mostly on the ground.
|Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinu)|
There was also a bright Hunter's Moon visible on Thursday, here setting on Saturday morning.